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General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC is doing everything backward
« on: August 11, 2018, 06:06:41 PM »
Thanks. Problem solved.


General Mach Discussion / CNC is doing everything backward
« on: August 11, 2018, 02:31:40 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I ran into a problem with my first project. I made a sign but when it finished the sign is a mirror image. Instead of left to right it did right to left but the sign came out as if I am looking into a mirror. What do I need to do in Mach3 software to fix this


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 and Mach3 USB Interface help
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:20:31 PM »
Not sure of the brand. But it is the one I purchased at the Buildyourcnc.com website. Here is the link



General Mach Discussion / Mach 3 and Mach3 USB Interface help
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:11:16 PM »
Hi Everyone

Just want to know if anyone knew where I can get info on how to setup and configure Mach3 software and my USB interface I just connected.



General Mach Discussion / Need help with Mach3 and my cnc calibration
« on: July 15, 2018, 03:04:31 PM »
Hi wondering if I can get some help here. Here is how the problem occurred. I purchased the hardware from "Build your cnc" website back in 2013 and I built my own 2 x 4 cnc machine. Everything was put together with Mach3 and everything was working well with no issues. Last week I went to you my cnc machine. I turned it on and my computer and I heard a pop sound. Found out that my motherboard fried. I had windows xp pro 32bit installed on it. Like I said before this happened everything was working very well. I decided to change my lead screw from an 1/2" allthread ( 13 tpi) to a 1/2" 5 start and 10 TPI ACME precision lead screw. I installed the new leadscrew. Instead of installing windows xp again I decided to install windows 7, since it is compatible with Mach3. The only unfortunate part is that my new computer did not have a parallel port attached to the motherboard. So I went to purchase a PCI parallel port card. I installed the new parallel port card with the updated drivers. I reinstalled the updated version of Mach3. I copied and paste my licence to the root of the Mach3 folder. I was then ready to calibrate my cnc machine. When I tried to test the movement of the x,y, and z axis nothing moved. I then checked each pin of the parallel port to make sure it was get the necessary voltage and it was. does anyone have any ideas? I would hate to reinstall windows xp over again.


Hi Craig,

Thanks for your help. Do you happen to know which update needs to be removed?

Hi Gerry

Thx for you input. Do you know which plugin I need to get?



General Mach Discussion / X,Y, and Z axis not moving when using Mach3
« on: July 04, 2018, 08:24:25 PM »
Hi everyone. I was wondering if I can get some help. Let me give you some background on my problem. I built a 2 x4 cnc machine back in 2013 with the plans and hardware I purchased on the buildyourcnc.com website. So for 5 years I've been using the cnc machine with Mach 3 and windows xp with no issues. 2 weeks ago my computer harddrive blew. I had a newer computer running windows 7 32 bit. So I went to machsupport and downloaded Mach 3 R3.043. I copied and paste my licence in the root of Mach3 folder. I followed the set by set procedures to setup and calibrate Mach3 and my cnc machine. I also disabled the estop. Now when I try to move the x, y, or z axis my cnc machine will not move. when I plug in my parallel port and usb cable from my cnc box to my computer I hear a knock sound from all 3 motors telling me that the motors are starting up. However when I try to test my cnc to see if the axis move it does not. The only difference between when my cnc use to work and now is that I updated the operating system from windows xp to windows 7 32 bit and I changed the 3 leadscrews for the x,y and z axis to a acme 1/2" - 10 TPI 5 starts (2 turns per inch). Any ideas how to fix the issue.



General Mach Discussion / Re: Speed up my cnc machine
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:45:18 PM »
I have: 
(3) NEMA 24 425 oz-in stepping motors
(3) Drivers (3.0Amp 24-40 Volts, 1-1/64 microstepping)
(1) 36v 8.8a Power Supply

General Mach Discussion / UC100 Question part 2
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:13:38 PM »
Is there a difference between UC100 adapter and a parallel to usb adapter that I can pickup at a computer store ?


General Mach Discussion / Speed up my cnc machine
« on: September 10, 2017, 10:55:34 AM »

I purchased the hardware to build my own cnc back in 2014 or 2015. I want my cnc to move quicker. I want to update my lead screws on all 3 axis (X,Y and Z). The lead screws that came with the hardware of my cnc move slow and to do any project is time consuming. I researched lead screws and I found one that is 1/2" 5 start and 10 TPI ACME precision lead screw, which translates to 2 turns per inch. Will this make my cnc move quicker.  Let me know.

Thx Vince

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